Unity Church of North Easton News
(Unitarian Universalist)

"Welcoming people into community to grow in  thought, spirit, and service to others.

Volume 4, No. 13, March 15, 2015
In This Issue

Welcome Back, Rev. Kristin!!

Hands & Flames




Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

The children are very excited to share their hard work with the congregation! Throughout the winter, they have explored what the Unity Church mission statement means to them. They have written their own sermon, and combed through our hymnal to find readings and hymns that they feel best represent our mission as a congregation.

We do hope you will join us for this amazing event!

For Families with Children taking part in the service:
  • Children will be acting as greeters, so please arrive early. All children should be in the Sanctuary by 10:10 a.m.
  • There will be a great many pictures and videos being taken, so this is a great excuse to dress up! :)

Friends and family are more than welcome to attend!



Rehearsal for Chidren's Chapel

When: Saturday, March 21st from 3-5 p.m.
Where: The Sanctuary
Children will run through the service a few times. A snack will be provided. If your child has dietary restrictions, please let Deanna know ahead of time, or send your child with their own snack.

A family pot luck will follow the rehearsal, in Parish Hall at 5 p.m. Please bring a dish to share!

If you cannot make the rehearsal, please let Deanna Greenstein, Coordinator of Religious Education, know as soon as possible.

Call for Classrom Donations
Do you have a short bookshelf you no longer need? We are searching for a few short bookshelves for the Spirit Play classroom, and would be glad to take them off of your hands!

We are also in need of felt (any color), fabric, fake flowers, and wooden blocks. If you have any additional materials you think would be appropriate for the classroom, please let Deanna know!

Please contact Deanna with questions. In addition to email, call or text her at 857-829-3285.

Paint Nite at the Blackthorne 
Celebrate the end of winter with a fun night out painting these beautiful spring blossoms!

A Paint Nite fundraiser will be held at the Blackthorne Publick House on Monday
April 13th at 7:00 p.m. 

Unity will share the proceeds with the Easton Food Pantry.

Invite your friends!

March is Women's History Month 
"The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society."

UCAN Colorform Logo 03Dec2012
 The Average Age

of a Homeless Person

in Massachusetts

is 8 Years Old

Hello Unity Church! Unity Church Aiding Neighbors (UCAN) will have a team in the upcoming School on Wheels of Massachusetts Outrunning Homelessness 5K/Fun Walk for the third year!

The race is on Saturday, April 25th at 9 a.m. at DCR's Borderland State Park. Runners, walkers, and volunteers are welcome. Despite the rain, we had a great time last year and are hoping for awesome weather this year!

Bring your  family and friends out for a morning of fun and fellowship in a beautiful setting. There will be kids' activities and music, along with the main event. Your support will make a difference for kids impacted by homelessness.

Please also feel free to contact Melanie D'Aiello by email or phone for Team Unity plans - 774-281-0488You may sign up with Melanie at coffee hour or register with the Unity Team online.

Sign up by April 1st to get a free race tee shirt!.

UCAN Sponsor Again?
For the past two years, UCAN raised enough funds to be a t-shirt sponsor (see the UCAN logo on the shirt to the left). If you would like to be part of the effort to raise $750 so that our small but mighty, mighty congregation can once again put that might and intention behind support of kids impacted by homelessness, please see Melanie D'Aiello 

District Annual Meetings in April

Combined annual meetings for three New England districts will take place April 25, 2015 at First Parish Church in Weston, MA from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. District business will be conducted, such as hearing reports, adopting budgets and electing officers and board members for the 2015 fiscal year. Registration available soon.


Bells 2007 Spring Music
by Richard Hill, Music Director & Organist

Spring is a beautiful word, especially now. Here we welcome the return of Kristin who is just in time for Easter. 

I am also delighted to report that Bob Ferrante, the French Horn player in the United Brass Quintet, who has been ill all year, will be playing along with the United Brass Quintet at our Easter Service on Sunday, April 5.

On Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 PM, our handbells and guest per
Ruth Ashley 1962
Ruth Ashley
formers will play the annual Ruth Ashley Memorial Concert he re in our church. Ruth once sang in the choir here and conducted the youth choir while serving as head of the music department of the Easton Public Schools. After her retirement from 
Richard Hill
Lowell State College she revived the St. Mark bell choir and we began a series of concerts that have continued to this day.

On Saturday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. is our annual concert for HUGS, the local organization for aid to victims of violence in the Brockton area. This evening will feature our band, the choir, the Vacherweill String Ensemble, and many guest performers.

When the Weather Outside is FrightfulSnowy Hoe Shop & Trees
For the safety of our friends and members, in case of extreme weather conditions, please call the church office (508-238-6373) after 8:30 a.m. on the day of the Service or church event for a message about whether the Service or event has been canceled.  

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Cathy Adler, Cheryl Brigante, Ellen Dehm

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